Green Fields K-5 Open House Focuses on “Power of Play”by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Oct. 23, 2012, under Press Releases
Contact: Becky Cordier, Head of School, (520) 297-2288 or email@example.com
Green Fields Country Day School Hosts Open House With Age-Appropriate Activities from Garden & Chickens to Art, Science & Computers
TUCSON, AZ – Lower school children, their parents and friends are invited to a “Power of Play” Open House on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Green Fields Country Day School in northwest Tucson.
Green Fields offers a continuous education program from kindergarten through 12th rade. This open house is geared for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Play is the name of the game.
Young children learn readily through play – and there will be plenty of opportunities to play – from age-appropriate physical activities to arts and music, computers, the chicken coop, campus garden and greenhouse. These are opportunities to sample the Green Fields experience.
Attendees will gather on the quad of the historic 20-acre campus at 1 p.m. and engage in a variety of activities. They’ll also tour the campus with student guides and visit classrooms for more interactions between children and faculty. The open house continues until 3 p.m. Green Fields is located at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra south of Orange Grove Road.
Green Fields K-5 students regularly learn and play. They tend chickens and plants in the garden and run a monthly farmer’s market. Every student learns to read music and the basics of playing piano and guitar. They are immersed in both Spanish and French. They have physical education 4 or 5 days a week. They study language, science, math, social studies, art music and drama. Sometimes their classes meet outdoors under a shady tree. Chess, golf, tennis, science and math camps are among the after-school activities.
The Lower School curriculum offers a wide enriching variety of learning opportunities. Head of School Becky Cordier said, “Our teachers foster a lifelong love of learning in our students. Our programs offer real-life experiences that allow for inquiry and discovery. This is an environment where individuality is admired and nurtured.”
Founded in 1933, Green Fields is Arizona’s oldest independent day school and the only one in Southern Arizona offering a continuum of classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year the senior class includes six students who have attended Green Fields since third grade.
The Green Fields curriculum includes core classes in English, social studies, science, math, the fine arts, Spanish and French, plus technology and competitive sports. The historic Green Fields campus in northwest Tucson was part of an alfalfa farm that became a boarding school for boys.
Today many activities are held outdoors. The eclectic grounds feature adobe-brick buildings from the 1930s and a geodesic art dome from the 1970s. For more information on Green Fields, call 297-2288 or visit www.greenfields.org.